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In response to several instances of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the U.S., New York lawmakers recently announced legislation aimed at ensuring that “students are taught the hateful intolerance of the swastika and noose” and other symbols of hatred in order to educate them about the history of those symbols. more
Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday, saying that he was overpaid for sick and … more
The City Council elected Anissa Moore as its new president at Tuesday’s meeting. She became the first African-American to hold the position. The vote for Moore, who was nominated by outgoing … more
Oceanside resident and NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez didn’t live to see the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund he spent his final days fighting for, but his remarks on Capitol Hill before a Congressional committee weeks before his death helped keep hope alive. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced the full slate of Democratic candidates for the upcoming November election on July 23 at Wynsum Avenue Park in south Merrick. more
The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s annual summer Veteran Stand Down welcomed hundreds of Long Island vets on Tuesday in Freeport. The biannual event last took place in November, shortly … more
Nearly three weeks after polls closed in the Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners race, Joe Samoles was declared the winner on July 10. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law the Green Light Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain New York state driver’s licenses. The State Assembly and Senate approved the measure in June. New York joins 12 other states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico in passing such legislation. more
Hundreds of uniformed NYPD officers and FDNY firefighters lined Ditmars Boulevard outside of Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens Wednesday morning to pay their respects during late NYPD detective Luis Alvarez's funeral. Inside the church, Alvarez's son, David, approached the altar and tried to put his late father's courage into words. more
An Oceanside man who advocated for those who developed illnesses linked to working at ground zero in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, died Saturday of cancer related to his own work at the World Trade Center. more
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